Regulatory Reform

The Chamber recognizes the need for smart regulations to ensure workplace safety and protect public health. But with a $2 trillion price tag in compliance costs and an increasing number of huge and complex rules, it’s clear the regulatory system isn’t working the way it should.

Americans deserve a working regulatory system that is fair for everyone, takes into account the views of communities and businesses, evaluates the impact rules will have on jobs and small businesses, and protects our economic and personal freedoms.

Projects and Programs

 

 

Priorities

  • Work with the administration and individual agencies on the various regulatory relief programs initiated by the administration in 2017.
  • When necessary, defend the regulatory relief actions both through the formal rulemaking process and ensuing litigation.
  • Continue to push for improved regulatory analysis in the rulemaking process, including the adoption of such analysis by independent agencies.
  • Advocate for broad-based regulatory reform, especially the enactment of the Regulatory Accountability Act.
  • Advocate for permanent reforms to the often-abused “sue and settle” process, especially enactment of the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldMay 27, 2020 - 4:00pm
Sabre-Farelogix antitrust case

What the Sabre-Farelogix Case Tells Us About the Future Of Antitrust Law

Various antitrust jurisdictions across the globe are considering big changes to their antitrust laws that could stray from sound economics.

Above the FoldJan 20, 2020 - 9:00am
Solar energy farm in Nebraska.

The Key to a Clean Environment and Strong Economy

Updating the National Environmental Policy Act is necessary to realign the implementation of the law with its original mission.

Above the FoldDec 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
Capitol

Congress Takes Key Steps to Propel American Businesses Forward with End-of-Year Legislation

Take a look at some of the Chamber's priorities that will be come law before the end of the year:

Above the FoldAug 27, 2019 - 3:30pm
derivitive swaps

How One Small Regulatory Fix Could Unlock $40 Billion for Growth and Job Creation

One regulatory glitch is locking up $40 billion that businesses could use for economic growth and job creation – here's how we fix it.

Above the FoldJan 18, 2019 - 9:00am
An oil pump jack near Corpus Christi, Texas.

Collateral Damage: 20 Energy-Related Reforms Impacted by the Government Shutdown

With EPA, Interior, and even parts of the White House on an extended leave, work on these reforms has ground to a halt.

Above the FoldMar 19, 2018 - 9:00am
Senate banking bill passage

Banking Bill Can Fuel the Growth Engine

In a heartening display of bipartisan cooperation, the U.S. Senate passed a badly needed fix to banking regulations.

Above the FoldJan 03, 2018 - 1:30pm
2017 State of American Business address with U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue.

2017 Was Full of Pro-Growth Victories for America

From a mesmerizing eclipse to major storms that brought Americans together, 2017 was as wild as Bitcoin’s daily price swings.

Above the FoldDec 18, 2017 - 12:30pm
Bloomberg Photo Donald Trump Deregulatory Event

The Trump Administration’s Historic Year in Deregulation

One chart proves that the Trump administration's deregulatory actions stand out by historical standards.

Above the FoldDec 18, 2017 - 9:00am
2017 Regulatory Reform Review

Regulatory Relief: The Untold Story of 2017

After coming into office on the heels of a relentless onslaught, President Trump and Congress diligently reined in the regulatory state.

Above the FoldNov 15, 2017 - 9:00am
People entering the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Three Ways to Bring Communications Regulations into the Digital Age

Policymakers must cut the analogue red tape of yesterday for the technologies of today.